Implemented in 1998, Plan 2008 is the successor to Design For Diversity. It builds upon the experience gained in the past decade and contains seven goals designed to transition the UW System into the 21st century. In May 1998, the UW System Board of Regents adopted Plan 2008: Educational Quality Through Racial/Ethnic Diversity. Plan 2008 provided a ten-year framework for system wide institutional efforts aimed at removing barriers associated with race, ethnicity and economic disadvantage in order to expand educational opportunities statewide. UW institutions were asked to divide the ten-year planning horizon into two five-year phases. Phase I encompassed years 1999-2003 as the Plan 2008 Diversity Monitoring and Assessment Committee better known as PDMAC and Phase II will encompass years 2004-2008 knows as the Plan 2008 Executive Committee. The first goal of the Executive Committee was to establish a purpose along with a diversity statement, which would be embedded throughout the campus.